Workshops & Events
These educational and creative events are open to the public, sometimes for a fee.  
Private events are also available, but are not always listed here.   

Scheduled Workshops and Presentations:

Most events are in Portland , Oregon; except as noted.

See for seasonal workshop samplers.

Spring 2010:

After-School programs with Tualatin Hills Parks District, Community Schools Program (

Maritime and outdoor events with

February:  Chocolate and Paper Lace - seasonal party favorite; private events now available.

    Pyromania!  With Cob Cottage Company, Coquille OR (see calendar) 

April:  A Brief History of Fire; Toronto, ON

Winter 2009:

Private boatbuilding workshops, rocket stove projects, and maritime/seasonal crafts.  See winter break camps at

Fall 2008:

TrackersTOTS (ages 3-5) and "Creative by Nature" afterschool classes (ages 6-10),

Summer 2008:

Camps, classes, and excursions with TrackersNW and Cascadia Wild.
See their online calendars:,

Spring 2008:

$10 Adventures with TrackersNW: Outdoor skills, crafts, and excursions (Feb-May 2008)

Rocket Stove Workshop, San Gregorio CA:
This may be your only chance to make mud pies in a library.  Fire Science, Masonry, and Rocket Stove practicum, RDI, March [date TBA] 2008.  Fee $295/3 days

Winter 2008

Earthen Floor WorkshopTrackersNW, Feb. 22-24 2008. Fee $295/3 days

Rocket Masonry Stove WorkshopTrackersNW Feb. 15-17 2008. Fee $295/3 days

Prelude to a Kiss:  Truffle Tasting, Dessert Noir, Beaverton OR,  Feb. 9-10, 2008. Free

Snowflakes and Paper Lace with TLC Farm, Dec. 22 2007.   Suggested donation $5-20/family


Fall 2007

Rocket Stoves and Fire Science with Fox Circle Farm, San Gregorio CA, Nov 2007

Environmental Science and Human Ecology, Tucson AZ, Dec. 10 2007

Snowflakes! with Cascadia Wild, Dec. 17 2007

Past Workshops and Presentations:

Art and handicraft:

BYO Basketry with Cascadia Wild, November 2007

Snowflakes and Valentine's Lace, at City Repair Project, January 2007

Light in Winter, SWAP, Chirstchurch NZ, 2005


Mead Racking, with Ernie Wisner, October 2007,
Truffles! with Ernie Wisner, February 2007
Kitchen Alchemy, Tryon Life Community Farm, N ovember 2006

Science and Engineering:

Rocket Stoves, with Ernie Wisner, in Toby's Permaculture Yard at VBC7, May 2007
Pyromania! with Cob Cottage Co. in Coquille, January 2007
Rocket Stoves, with Ernie Wisner, TLC  Farm, Sept. 30-Oct1, 2006

Girls Dig Science, hands-on messy science & book signing with Girl Scouts, Portland OR, 2004
Keynote presentation, Middle School Girls' Science Conference, Beaverton OR 2004



Super-Awesome Community Hoedown, Feb. 23rd 2007 -- $10-20
LOVE! a benefit for the City Repair Project, Feb. 2006 & 2007 -- $15-20
Christmas Wreaths and Ornaments, a benefit for Ernie Wisner, December 2006 -- donation basis
HOWL! a benefit for the City Repair Project, October 2005 & 2006 -- $15-20

Benefit postings:

Donations to Ernie Wisner Benefit Fund can be made at any Washington Mutual Bank
Trackers NW is looking for input on upcoming programs: